The sun has a nerve to be setting on my summer!
We finally went to pick the kiddies up from my in-laws. I have never gone with the hubby to pick them up before. But this time, I went along for the ride. I actually figured out how to spin a little in the car! All it really meant was that I had to wind on after spinning a foot or so of singles. No big deal. Still productive when you have no choice but to sit for around 8 hours.
When we arrived, the neighborhood was so beautiful! They live near the water (as you can see from above). I love water! But I really wanted to see the kids. No need for worry though. They were doing just fine!
Boy Child had his constant companion with him.
Girl Child was quickly following in his footsteps, lol!
Yup. Everything was as it should be.
But, little did I know, I was in for a real treat! My mil, took me out on the town to see some of the shops that she frequents in her area.
There was SO much to see. Shops all over the place! We went to luxury consignment shops, gift shops, galleries, bookstores, etc. I couldn’t even ask you to sit through all of the photos I took (darn it). But…I do have some photos from one shop in particular that you might like to see…
And look at this!
They carry Noro yarn!! I don’t find that everywhere.
In case you want to know ( ) , this shop is called Bella Filati. The shop owner told me it means, “Beautiful String.” Well, the name certainly sounds beautiful! And the shop was as well. It was gigantic!
I loved the lighting and the way the shop was set up. And it was chock FULL of stuff!! Fluff, accessories. Everything! There was also another corner to the shop where there was actually more yarn and a class, but I didn’t want to put the knitters on the spot. And I got a little souvenir…some Noro yarn to take home with me. What? Did you really think I was going to leave this place without a little something? I thought you knew me better than that, lol!
Okay. There is one other shop I do have to show you…We went to a place called Green Gate Olive Oils.
Have you ever olive oil or balsamic vinegar tasted? LOL! Well, it’s something like wine tasting. Except, it’s olive oil and vinegars! Truthfully, I was a little perplexed by the whole idea of it at first. I’m a pretty Plain Jane kinda girl. But, when my in-laws told me that they actually have a chocolate balsamic vinegar that tastes great on ice cream, I have to admit…I was intrigued! When I got there, I was amazed at how many flavors of olive oils and balsamic vinegars there were in that place! And they all were SO good!! Chipotle Olive Oil, Lemon Olive Oil, Herbs de Provence Olive Oil…and then the vinegars…Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar, Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar, and yes, a Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar! It was difficult to pick just one or two flavors to carry back to Delaware. I wanted them all (and the bon bons they had on their little treats table)! But, as my mil wanted to treat me, I did pick one vinegar and one olive oil! I got the Herbs de Provence Olive Oil and the White Grapefruit Basalmic Vinegar. What I’m going to do with them, I don’t know. I might just get some breads and start dipping like at the store, lol! So delicious!
When we got in that day, my fil had some plans for me as well.
He with his binoculars and I with my camera, headed out to see Lake Thagard.
I love water. It just calms me. And I swear if I lived there, I’d probably be painting everyday!
Just beautiful and so tranquil.
Yup. It all almost made me forget that time’s up…
I’m about 2 ounces into this spin. But I’ve got another 2 ounces to go. So, the summer will actually end on an unfinished note. But, that’s okay.
Only means there’s more crafting to be done yet.